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Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school relief

Oct. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs and help students who want to learn a trade. The plan also acknowledges the challenges of the pandemic,...

NASA's Nelson's: Astronauts no longer exclusive to white men

Oct. 01, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Being an astronaut is no longer an exclusive club of white men, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday while telling students that the first woman and first person of color will be landing on the moon soon. Nelson told a group of middle school...

Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year

Oct. 01, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The department reported 22.1% scored proficient in math,...

Fisk University has new degrees in health science, business

Sep. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University is launching three new academic programs next fall, according to a news release from the historically Black university. A bachelor of science in kinesiology program will prepare students for careers in exercise science, health and...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 28, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 26, 2021. Editorial: Wasted lives, wasted time, and $5.7 billion wasted on treating the unvaccinated The costs of treating unvaccinated people for coronavirus infections were $5.7 billion between June and August of...

East Moline inmates studying in Augustana College program

Sep. 26, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Inmates at East Moline Correctional Center have begun a Bachelor of Arts program through Augustana College. State officials say 10 students began study late in the summer. They are taking courses from professors who lecture on the same subjects...

US booster shots start, even as millions remain unprotected

Sep. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated. “We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,”...

Mississippi student test scores decline in math, English

Sep. 23, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of Mississippi students learning at or above grade level in math and English decreased across almost every age group during the first statewide assessments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results released by the Department of Education on Thursday....

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Sep. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online...

Elementary school student reading, math proficiency declines

Sep. 22, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The proficiency of New Mexico's elementary students in math and reading has dropped significantly amid the pandemic, with only 31% achieving it, according to a review of preliminary academic data made public Wednesday. The drop in math and reading...